Back in May AARP announced that they were celebrating their 60th anniversary by constructing fitness parks in every state in the US. In Maine one lot is located in Broadway Park and is scheduled to open on July 12th.

Some of the benefits outlined in AARP’s Creating Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages: A Step-by-Step Guide, include:

  • Improved physical and mental health.
  • Enhanced community connections.
  • Added economic value and cost saving benefits.

Along with Bangor's opening on the 12th, other areas launching the sites are Manchester, New Hampshire on July 9 and Newport, Rhode Island on July 11.

These parks are intended for community members of all ages.